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  2. Sonor

    This started it all...

    Wow, you had an AC mini bike equipped with shocks and a light. Mine had just seat shocks and no light with a Briggs and Straton engine.
  3. Dave P

    R1100RT fairing repair question

    Here's the stuff I used
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  5. Oldironken

    This started it all...

    I think it was 1969, Dad sold heavy construction equipment for an Allis Chalmers dealer and brought this home one day. It was my gateway drug. It had a chronic problem with too much torque and kept bending the jackshaft and throwing the chain. Eventually i just carried a hammer with me and banged it back straight. From there i went to my Suzuki 125 Prospector i bought used from a friend.
  6. roadscholar

    FS 2002 R1100S BoxerCup Prep PRICE DROP...$5000

    I had one just like it when they came out, stock but what a fun bike to ride. Interesting with all the deleted content mine had a feature I’d not seen on another BMW up to that point, self-cancelling turn signals. I bet your going to miss that one.
  7. Rougarou

    COVID-19 Surprise?

    Sweden
  8. Hosstage

    stelvio.jpg

    The most incredible road I've ever ridden.
  9. Crozet

    FS 2002 R1100S BoxerCup Prep PRICE DROP...$5000

    Sold to a local enthusiast. It will be a great home as the new owner collects bikes and it will now be part of his massive collection (over 50). Really nice fellow.
  10. dirtrider

    Greetings fellow “oilheads”!

    Morning Fabreezai On the old BMW 1100 bikes you almost have to take them apart before trying to figure out what needs replacing as a sipping clutch could just be a worn out clutch pack, or could be indicating an oil leak in the engine rear main seal, or in the transmission front input shaft seal (or both). On where to get the clutch parts-- that depends on what you need, what your motorcycle has in it now, how much research in figuring out what need. The 1100 clutch pack is kind of a mess to deal with due to a running change in some parts with the pre/post break date being 12/97. There was even a (possible) clutch change if the motorcycle had clutch work during it's warranty period. Working with a local BMW dealer is the easy way to figure out what you have now & get the correct parts (but is very expensive). You can also work with someone like Beemer Boneyard as they are also very helpful when it comes to things like this. It's also a BIG help on the old BMW's if you take them apart first then can find existing parts numbers on the old clutch parts as knowing what you have in it now makes it easier to get it right.
  11. Hosstage

    COVID-19 Surprise?

    What would be considered a proper national lockdown? All manufacturing? All food processing? All shipping? Who gets to pick which industries survive, which face failure? I'm just trying to envision what a true lockdown would mean. The government (remember, that is you and me) only has so much money to pay for everyone's mortgage. The government is going to pay our mortgage if it forces a lockdown, correct? It is going to feed us, but how? What does a full national lockdown look like?
  12. greatpav

    New member - herry

    welcome Herryleyer
  13. BMWED

    Oil consumption 2009 R1200RT

    Yes, 1 quart per 1000.
  14. Image: The 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has gone ahead this week with over 250,000 bikers descending on the small town View the full article
  15. AndyS

    Adaptive headlight on Wethead

    Hi all, Over on the ShiftCam forum a guy called Led has done an adaptive headlight conversion. Very nice too! Leaves me envious but worth a share for sure!
  16. AndyS

    Adaptive Xenon headlight on R1250RT.

    Hey Led, with an exception of the windscreen, this is one of the best farkles I have ever seen added to a Wethead. If the cost was less, I too would do that. I didn't realise it was even possible without external lean sensors and various other transducers! NIce one. I am envious!
  17. MotoNews

    New KTM RC390 spied on the road

    Image: The KTM RC390 has been spotted on the road for the first time with revised styling, new frame and modified engine View the full article
  18. BendBill

    Ok, Conservatives....

    Actually, libertarian conservatives have long opposed civil forfeiture of criminals' goods and money. All the years I was in police work, I considered them Pollyannish, though in my gray hairs I see their principled stand on the issue. I still find many libertarians odd: Besides their hands-off approach to drugs, I remember several Orange County, CA, folks who hated the idea of tax-payer ambulances attempting to stop suicides--any suicides. In their reductive individualism, any 14 year old girl or 20 year-old PTSD type who threatened suicide should be given full rein. They were examples of Emerson's dictum: " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Finally, a 3-day old article by another principled conservative, David Brooks, on how the different sub-types of Republicans from Reagan to present will have to come up with a new GOP to supplant populism. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/opinion/sunday/republican-party-trump-2020.html
  19. Red

    Ok, Conservatives....

    We have career civil servants. Even though most are ofishully executive branch employees, they are career and not appointed. As such there is a semblance of separation between political influence and execution of mission for those below the senior executive service level. Additionally, OPM has some pretty good authority to terminate folks for violation of the Hatch Act as well as gerymandering performance evaluations based on non performance based criteria. That said, nothing from current administration from changing current safeguards through administrative acts and legislation. We could go there.
  20. Fabreezai

    Greetings fellow “oilheads”!

    Well after the mention of clutch in the previous post..... Murphys law. noticed it having a slip today. I adjusted the cable as much as I could, will have to take it back out and see how it is. Anyways a clutch, a neutral switch and what else should I be changing “while Im in there”? also, where is the best place to get clutch kits In your guys/gals opinion? thanks again!
  21. RTinNC

    Castrol 5w40 20 percent off

    Yep ... a good deal. I've always been a Castrol guy and the Castrol meets the exact spec BMW recommends. It looks like the Rotella has a different JASO spec. But honestly even if it had the JASO MA2 spec I would still opt for Castrol
  22. Twisties

    Oil consumption 2009 R1200RT

    Also, oil consumption threads were very common in the Hexhead forum in the early days of the model series. It was always said that BMW's standard is, IIRC a qt per 1000 miles is the limit of normal... maybe someone with a better memory than I can back that up or provide a more accurate number.
  23. Twisties

    Oil consumption 2009 R1200RT

    Wife and I broke our '07 RT's in the same manner, following all guidance, on the same roads at the same time. Mine drinks like a fish and hers doesn't usually use a drop. I generally have to top up with 500 mL, or a bit more halfway into a 6000 mile service interval, and then I'm low again at the 6000 mile mark. Also, it very definitely depends on riding conditions. Stop and go traffic in hot weather is a deal breaker. You can smell the oil burning off. It also depends on the grade of oil, I think. I've run anywhere from 5W50 to 20W50. 20W is more resistant to burning off, but in cold starts in cool weather, common in the morning in our climate, you'll have hard starts and likely poor starting lubrication. As well, I think engine RPM is a significant factor. I burn more in a day of hooning than in more sedate conditions.
  24. Miguel!

    R1100RT fairing repair question

    I think they are two different companies based on a quick look. one makes epoxies, the other plastic cleaners. Miguel
  25. Twisties

    COVID-19 Surprise?

    The projections are most worrisome, at least to me. I think we need two months of national lockdown. Real lockdown this time, not the mamby pansy thing some of us did last time. Then we can manage outbreaks afterwards until there are better treatments or vaccine.
  26. Rinkydink

    Help Solve a Crime

    After seeing the vid I say Tahoe. You need a CO2 pellet gun to return fire. lol Its self defense in my book.
  27. Bud

    Would you / Will you take a Covid-19 vaccine?

    Yah but they do them. They don't claim a constitutional right to fly and not follow flight crew instructions. Try to smoke in a plane lavatory and see how that works out.
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